Called "the largest open house in Virginia, Historic Garden Week, an 8 day event in over 250 homes in the state, is a signature event for all Garden Club of Virginia clubs. It has its origins in 1927, when a flower show organized by GCV raised an impressive $7,000 to save some of the trees planted by Thomas Jefferson on the lawn at Monticello. Today, tour proceeds primarily fund the restoration of Virginia's historic gardens and provide graduate level research fellowships. In celebration of the GCV 2020 centennial, funds have also been pledged to support Virginia State Parks. The Winchester-Clarke County Garden Club works in tandem with sister GCV club The Little Garden Club of Winchester to host Historic Garden Week annually. Each year one club is the primary host of this week with the other club assisting with one of the homes chosen for the tour. Because of Covid-19, the 2020 Historic Garden Week was cancelled. The tour in 2021 will proceed, Covid-willing. Please enjoy photos from the 2018 Historic Garden Week below.